Kiefer Ravena: Alab Pilipinas will only get better with new imports

Philip Matel on Jan 10, 2018 10:34 PM
Kiefer Ravena: Alab will only get better with new imports
NLEX Road Warriors rookie says that his former team Alab Pilipinas will only get better with time with imports Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman.

Before joining the PBA, Kiefer Ravena made his shoes wet by getting some of his feeling and experience of professional basketball with Alab Pilipinas. 

With a solid start to his PBA career, it seems that playing for Alab did wonders for his preparation for the first pay-for-play league in Asia.

Ravena, who only played for two games in Alab Pilipinas' playoff series with the Singapore Slingers due to his commitment with the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, went to the San Juan Arena and supported his former team along with Alyssa Valdez.

"It's nice to watch the team. I've played for Alab before, it was one big experience for me, knowing that the ABL is good competition, and really prepared me in going to the pros, and helped me prepare my game. It's nice seeing this guys battle it out," Ravena said after Alab's 90-80 loss to the Slingers.

As for who is the NLEX rookie is supporting in the game, he did not name particular players, but of head coach Jimmy Alapag, who is one of the coaches with Gilas Pilipinas, and Alab Pilipinas co-owner Charlie Dy, who is a close Ravena family friend.

For Alab, who rode on a three-game win streak after introducing new imports Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman, the former Blue Eagle said that the team will only get better as the team's chemistry improves along with time.

"That's the most adjustment they could do, they prepared very well. In face, they beat us, the Gilas team in the preseason, so I don't think, adjustment-wise they'll be a big issue, but I guess the matter of team chemistry with the two new imports who just came in but already gave wins for Alab. "

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